Aside from the events we will be hosting, there will be some free time for you to explore Cape Town. Below are a few of our recommendations for places to visit while in the city!

 
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Table Mountain

Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South Africa the country’s most photographed attraction.

Whether it is covered in a blanket of moody clouds or showing off against a crisp cloudless blue sky, Table Mountain is always spectacular.

Cape Town locals are pretty fond of the mountain that looms over their city… and with good reason! Table Mountain, which is home to the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth, was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011.

Flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Table Mountain makes up the northern end of the Cape Fold Mountain range. It’s hard to imagine, but the mountain’s distinctive flat top – a three-kilometre level plateau – was once the bottom of a valley! 

Pro Tip: Buy tickets ahead of time in order to beat the lines!

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V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is a 123-hectare mixed-use destination, and one of Africa’s most visited cultural and historical hubs. Set on the edge of a natural, historic working harbour with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, it offers local and international visitors a cosmopolitan mix of experiences ranging from leisure, shopping and exclusive entertainment. The prime positioning of the V&A Waterfront boasts sweeping views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks. Up to 100,000 people visit every day during peak season. By end 2014, total visitor numbers to the property had grown to 24 million a year. With 22 official landmarks on-site, it is also part of South Africa’s historical legacy. 

Pro Tip: We will have a couple event near this area - definitely walk around and take in all this area has to offer. Lot of good “Insta-worthy” pics!

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Chapman's Peak

Chapman’s Peak Drive toll road winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Chapman’s Peak Drive is affectionately known as #Chappies.

Pro Tip: This drive is GORGEOUS, take your time and stop at every look-out point! It takes about 20-30 minutes to drive the whole thing.

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Boulders Beach

Cape Town definitely has no shortage of amazing beaches, but Boulders Beach in False Bay offers something extra special – a colony of African Penguins in all their smartly dresses, waddling glory, right under your nose. In fact, it’s the only place in the world where you can get close to African Penguins.

In 1982 a couple of these little crowd-pleasers settled on the soft white sand between the large granite boulders that protect the beach from wind and large, stormy waves, and currently the population is estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 birds. 

Pro Tip: It gets really windy near this beach, bring a light jacket. You can actually get close to the penguins, make sure to explore the whole boardwalk.

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Robben Island Museum

You can't visit Cape Town without a ferry ride to the Robben Island Museum, site of the ominous prison where Nelson Mandela spent much of his 27-year sentence. As “home” to one of the world’s most famous prisoners, statesmen and leader’s in Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is quite possibly the most well known island-prison on the planet. The island, a World Heritage Site, some 9km (5.5mi) offshore from Cape Town, was dubbed “Robben” (the Dutch word for seal) Island by early settlers in reference to the seal population at the time. Over the centuries, the island has housed a prison, hospital, mental institution, leper colony and a military base. The aforementioned Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 years of his incarceration imprisoned on the island.

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful garden in Africa and one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa, and was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country's indigenous flora.